The Criterion Collection is responsible for releasing some of the highest quality DVDs and Blu-Rays available today. One of my favorite parts of their products are their awesome covers. While browsing around the internet today I came across a website called Fake Criterions that, as the title suggests, makes fake criterion covers for films that have yet to be released by the collection. I ended up looking through all 68 pages of its incredible content and got an idea. Below are fifteen of the fake Criterions that I saw that I wish would actually be released by Criterion.
2001: A Space Odyssey
The monolith, the red circle of HAL in the “o”, the sci-fi font, the perfect screenshot. No better way to capture the film.
Somehow manages to capture the beauty of a Terrence Malick film. Also a remastered blu-ray version of this be incredible.
The Criterion collection needs some Paul Thomas Anderson. Also the cover is an excellent color scheme applied to the opening shot of the film. It feels 70’s.
Perfect. It is perfect.
All of the best shots showcased on one incredible cover.
I’m Not There
Lost In Translation
The perfect image to capture the eery and weird feel of this film.
Considering how they have essentially every other Ingmar Bergman film in the criterion collection it’s long overdue that they add Persona. As for the cover there is no better way to showcase this film than by using just still shots of the excellent cinematography.
The collection is clearly lacking in Scorsese and what better film to help with that problem than Raging Bull?
Probably my favorite cover on the list.
There Will Be Blood
That red bowling combined with the shot Daniel Day-Lewis is pretty dark and haunting.
The Tree Of Life
Finally I’ve saved the best for last. An extra cover that I found too spectacular to ignore: